Hundreds protest against Libyan authorities in flood-ravaged Derna

Protests have erupted in the eastern Libyan city of Derna with locals demanding the removal of those in power, a week after torrential rain caused two dams to collapse, sweeping whole neighborhoods into the Mediterranean Sea and killing thousands.

Women are just as corrupt as men in Mexican politics

Women are just as corrupt as men in Mexican municipal politics, according to a new study from Rice University.

Prosecutors will investigate Spain soccer boss Luis Rubiales over unwanted kiss with Jenni Hermoso

Spanish prosecutors have opened an investigation that could end in sexual aggression charges against the country’s soccer federation boss Luis Rubiales.

Air traffic control ‘failure’ hits UK airports

Air passengers across Europe faced delays on Monday on one of the summer’s busiest travel days after the UK’s air traffic control system suffered a “technical issue” resulting in restrictions on flights.

US Ambassador Kathleen FitzGibbon arrives in Niger

US Ambassador Kathleen FitzGibbon arrived in Niger on Saturday, the State Department announced, taking up her post as the United States and partners continue to grapple with the military takeover in that country.

Biden turns to Camp David diplomacy for first-ever trilateral summit with Japan and South Korea

President Joe Biden is using the presidential retreat at Camp David to help with a diplomatic mission – hosting the first-ever trilateral summit with Japan and South Korea, two countries that are putting aside a fraught history in the face ...

Ecuador presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio assassinated at campaign event

A candidate in Ecuador’s upcoming presidential election, Fernando Villavicencio, was assassinated at a campaign event in the capital Wednesday as a deadly escalation of violence and crime grips the South American country.

Germany crashes out of Women’s World Cup as Morocco reaches knockout stage in tournament debut

Two-time world champion Germany crashed out of this year’s Women’s World Cup after drawing 1-1 to South Korea on Thursday.

City of Houston Delegation Strengthens Bilateral Relationships and Business Opportunities During Trade Mission to West Africa

A high-profile delegation from the City of Houston, led by Mayor Sylvester Turner, recently completed a week-long trade and investment mission visiting Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana.

Aid group working to secure the freedom of an American woman and her daughter kidnapped in Haiti, it says

Six days since American nurse Alix Dorsainvil and her daughter were kidnapped from the community ministry where she works in Haiti, information about their capture and whereabouts remains unclear as the aid group works with authorities and partners in the ...

Chinese zoo denies its sun bears are people in costume

A zoo in eastern China has denied suggestions that some of its bears were people dressed in costume after videos of a Malayan sun bear standing on its hind legs – and looking uncannily human – went viral, fueling rumors ...

Gang violence is tearing Haiti apart. Here’s what to know

The kidnapping of an American nurse in Haiti last week along with her young child has cast stark light on the Caribbean nation’s epidemic of lawlessness, where more than 1,000 people were taken hostage for ransom in the first six ...

UNESCO recommends putting Venice on its heritage danger list

UNESCO has recommended that one of the most popular and fragile tourist destinations in Italy be added to its heritage danger list.

Ukraine’s counteroffensive is ramping up after months of slow progress

After two months of painstakingly slow progress on the battlefield, Ukraine appears to be ramping up its counteroffensive, deploying thousands of extra troops to the southern front and signaling a new phase of the operation, US and Russian officials said.

US airstrike kills 5 al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

The US military killed five al-Shabaab militants in a “collective self-defense airstrike” in Somalia, US Africa Command announced Thursday.